Eczema is also known as Atopic dermatitis and is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects patients of all skin colours. While it looks red and scaly in light skin, it may appear as tiny itchy dots or grey areas on dark skin. Doctors often underestimate the amount and severity of eczema in skin of colour because of these differences.
It is estimated that 1 in 5 children will develop eczema before the age of two, so it is very common.
People with eczema may have other conditions like asthma and hay fever.
Eczema should be approached holistically from simple changes to clothing, bathing and skin care to prescribed creams. Sometimes blood tests, light treatment or tablets are needed. Chroma Dermatology offers a range of treatments for eczema in adults and children.
If you are experiencing a flare of your eczema, ask your GP for a referral to see how Chroma Dermatology can get you back on track.
For urgent referrals, please ask your GP to download our urgent referral form and have this faxed to our clinic.
For further information please visit The Eczema Association http://www.eczema.org.au/